Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Cruz

1410 Ocean StreetSanta Cruz95060USA
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About Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Cruz

One mile from Santa Cruz’s vibrant Downtown, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Cruz offers a free hot breakfast and an outdoor pool.

Spacious rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD TVs, work desks with ergonomic chairs, coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges. Suites have separate living space with sleeper sofa.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Cruz has a heated outdoor swimming pool, a fitness gym and a sauna. Other amenities include a 24/7 business center, and free on-site parking.

Guests can look forward to a hearty breakfast at this hotel, which offers an egg menu, meats, biscuits and gravy and signature cinnamon rolls as part of its complimentary breakfast offering.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 2 miles from this hotel. The University of California, Santa Cruz is 2.4 miles, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is 2.7 miles and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is 6 miles.


1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, USA
Telephone: +1(650)4241400 | Fax: +1(650)6280126 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Everything You Need

This hotel's clean, modern rooms provide guests with a low-key base to explore the region. Travelers consistently rate the facilities found in brightly-decorated guestrooms. Those who book suites find them spacious and equipped with all the conveniences of home, including comfortable sleeper sofas for extra family members.

Top-Class Staff

Upbeat staff at this hotel get an A* from many guests, who find them affable and ready to share local knowledge and tips for exploring their world-famous surf town. Reviewers describe front-of-house staff as swift to respond to requests or complaints. Many mention the homely atmosphere fostered by staffs' friendly approach.

A Breakfast that Means Business

The generous complimentary breakfast offering at this hotel energizes business travelers for the day ahead. Despite occasional queues for the popular buffet, reviewers rave about the number of tempting cooked and fresh items on offer, as well as the smiling staff who keep the most popular dishes well-replenished.

Negative Reviews

Not the Nicest at Night

While most travelers rate this hotel's off-center location and its proximity to the Santa Cruz Highway, some find the neighborhood a little ominous late at night, and recommend taking a cab into town. Lots of guests enjoy the one mile walk to the hip Downtown area during daylight hours.

Parking Problems Persist

The underground parking facility at this hotel can be an annoyance for guests in larger vehicles. A few road-weary minivan and SUV drivers report difficulties maneuvering the narrow lanes and snug parking spaces within. Those in regular cars are more fazed by the shortage of spots late at night.

Mattress Moans

While most guests experience an unbroken night's sleep and rate the crisp linens and soft pillows offered, repeat concerns regarding the mattresses suggests not all guests check-out as well-rested as they might have been. Too firm for many, an extra duvet has helped soften the blow for some.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1504 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
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    8.0 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 1504 reviews